November had arrived in Cambridge, bringing with it crisp, cool air, the emergence of mufflers and wool coats from closets, and--new to me, as an ex-pat American--Guy Fawkes Day. Almost six months earlier, my mother and I had made the move from Cambridge to Vermont, joining my great-Aunt Violet in running Thomas Marlowe--Manuscripts and Folios, one of the oldest bookshops in this historic city with its more than thirty colleges. [opening of The Fatal Folio]While the November weather where I live isn't quite as cool as it is in Cambridge this time of year, I do love the sense of the season this opening invokes. And what a dream! To work in a bookshop with deep roots in history.
She led us along the path to the center, where a slender campanile stood. As we approached, the bell gonged, three sonorous tones that made goose bumps rise. Once the echoes died away, Amy said, "We are very lucky tonight to hear the monk's bell ring. Or are we? It is said that the bell foretells death."A shiver went down my spine. [excerpt from 56% of The Fatal Folio]
Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy... do you read them? What do you prefer?
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Do you consider yourself a bookworm or a reader? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
While not a bookworm in the literal sense (I am not an insect who destroys books), I do sometimes refer to myself as a bookworm because reading is such an important part of my life, something I do a lot of as compared to the average person. I talk about books, I blog about books, I have quite the collection of books in addition to reading them. And I do define myself as a reader, in general. Reading is a passion of mine, and I cannot imagine life without it. So, the short answer is yes to both.
Do you consider yourself a reader or a bookworm? Or, like me, both?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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